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April 11, 2011  3:49 PM

Is the FCC’s wireless data roaming mandate beyond its scope?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, Telecom Act of 1996, Wireless broadband, wireless roaming

Continuing on a relatively rare activist track, the FCC has ordered wireless operators to establish reasonable data roaming agreements among themselves, something that is seen as increasing wireless...

March 9, 2011  2:01 PM

Net neutrality debate highlights need for financial settlement



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC Congrebandss, financial settlement, net neutrality, usage-based pricing

Politicking over the net neutrality rules continues, with the House holding a hearing on the matter. It’s pretty


December 21, 2010  7:47 PM

FCC issues net neutrality order, but don’t expect much change



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Congress, Court of Appeals, FCC, Mobile, net neutrality, regulation, Title II, usage-based pricing, wireless

The FCC’s neutrality vote went as expected, with commentary by various people involved in the process, including the Commissioners. I found a lot that I agreed with, but I disagreed with...


December 20, 2010  3:07 PM

Considering the dual logic behind the FCC’s net neutrality order



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, Comcast, Congress, Court of Appeals, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, net neutrality, regulation, Regulations

The FCC will be releasing its net neutrality order tomorrow, though it's not fully baked at this point and might still be pulled from the agenda. The order appears to be a...


December 2, 2010  1:17 PM

FCC net neutrality order could be fraught with disappointment



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, net neutrality, Regulations, Title II

The FCC has released some comments on the Order it will be presenting on net neutrality at its December 21st meeting (if it doesn’t postpone or change the agenda again!) and the position is disappointing. At a high...


November 9, 2010  12:47 PM

Net neutrality loses momentum, highlights broadband difficulties



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, FCC, net neutrality

The latest political wisdom, arising from the results of the mid-terms, is that net neutrality as an issue hurt those who supported it. That combines with the Democratic loss in...


November 5, 2010  3:50 PM

Broadband policy and business models — not in sync



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Broadband, Clearwire, Congress, FCC, Federal Communications Commission, HSPA+, LTE, net neutrality, WiMAX

Broadband continues to be in the news, both in terms of policy and in terms of business model. Of course, the two should have some relation to each other, but it’s increasingly clear that’s not going to be...


October 29, 2010  6:00 PM

Bad data could mean bad decisions on FCC broadband plan



Posted by: Tom Nolle
Broadband, broadband plan, FCC, national broadband plan

Anyone who's followed my writing knows that I'm no fan of the National Broadband Plan. My main issue is with the data that's been presented to back that plan, as well as some recent work I've been doing that is...


October 29, 2010  1:30 PM

Mobile shows the market of the future and new leaders in the making



Posted by: Tom Nolle
3G, 4G, Apple, Broadband, Deep Packet Inspection, DPI, Google, mobile broadband, OTT, over-the-top, return on investment, ROI, smartphones, Verizon

Last week saw what has become the usual push and pull of supply-side and demand-side issues, and perhaps a bit more than the usual confusion in the markets (financial, enterprise and consumer) about the net outcome. It wasn't the


October 28, 2010  5:45 PM

Alcatel-Lucent pushes a ‘European approach’ to 4G broadband, but why?



Posted by: Tom Nolle
4G, Alcatel-Lucent, Broadband, Cisco, Ericcson, Juniper, mobile 4G services, NSN, OTT, over-the-top, return on investment, ROI

Speaking at the Broadband World Forum, Alcatel-Lucent chief marketing and strategy officer Stephen Carter talked about the need to


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